Canada introduces its own version of the "Right to be Forgotten"

Last week, Canada’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner released a draft position on what to do with online privacy. Her position appears to be a toned down version of the EU’s data protection position. One of the more interesting aspects of the Canadian position is the Canadian variation of Europe’s ‚right to forget‘, which has… Read More »

Cell phone radiation causes brain tumors in mice and rats

It’s no secret that cell phone radiation is linked to negative health effects. That’s why the SAR value was introduced and radiation levels regulated. But what is interesting is that the latest studies indicate gliomas, a particular type of brain tumor that can affect the entire nervous system. And rather than kill you off, this… Read More »

Lampreys selectively manipulate their own genes

This is quite interesting: Lampreys selectively delete unused parts of their own genome during development. Most animals (like humans) silence unused parts of the genome by using expression markers to control which part of the genome is expressed, and carry the 'useless' DNA around. I wonder what mechanism the lamprey use to delete parts of… Read More »

Safe and fast – isolating data processing as an alternate approach to patching Meltdown and Spectre

When we talk about security, we usually think about processors as stand-alone units. But they aren't. And that means that while individual PCs still need to be patched, with targeted organizational changes, you might be able to keep processing power and speed for the more important data analysis servers – while keeping attackers out of… Read More »